colugo

noun
co·​lu·​go | \ kə-ˈlü-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce colugo (audio) \
plural colugos

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Recent Examples on the Web Gliding mammals, like flying squirrels, sugar gliders and colugos are pretty impressive creatures, with some capable of flying up to 300 feet in a single jump between trees. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Exceptional Fossils Show Ancient Winged Mammals May Have Glided Above the Dinosaurs," 10 Aug. 2017 Gliding mammals, like flying squirrels, sugar gliders and colugos are pretty impressive creatures, with some capable of flying up to 300 feet in a single jump between trees. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Exceptional Fossils Show Ancient Winged Mammals May Have Glided Above the Dinosaurs," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of colugo

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colugo

perhaps from a language of the Philippines

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“Colugo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colugo. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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